Quality & Process Engineer Vacancy

21st May 2021

We are a family owned business manufacturing a large range of bespoke specialist concrete products for high temperatures applications, based in Scunthorpe. Due to an increase in demand for our products, we are seeking a new team member to lead in Processes and Quality. You will need to be committed, enthusiastic, flexible, adaptable to any tasks required, and with skills and knowledge in business and processes. You must have the desire and ability to learn and improve on a personal and organisational level.

Quality & Process Engineer Vacancy

You will be part of a dynamic team, ensuring adherence to stringent quality production controls and records, creating bespoke products for a wide range of national and international clients. We have recently partnered one of our products, a product that saves our customer £000s, and there’s more we can do. You will receive training/mentoring and on the job support and provided with the opportunity to learn, and do, all aspects of manufacturing refractory products. Employees who are committed to Trent, have Trent's full commitment to them; as a family run business, we support and reward our people throughout their employment providing competitive salary, training and career advancement. We are passionate about what we do, and who we are. If you want achallenging and rewarding career, can meet most of our criteria, we want to hear from you!

Job Title: Quality & Process Engineer

Objective of the role

To ensure all products and processes meet quality standards, are evaluated and areas for improvements identified and implemented, in all aspects of production. Create engineered drawings for moulds in the production of existing and/or new concrete/or as specified products; monitor, evaluate and improve as required. Receipt and action of all customer orders to inform the Production Plan. Working with suppliers and inventory/goods/supplies, goods in and out. Meticulously recording all data in the company systems (Sage, Excel, Office365). Reports, evaluations, recommendations made at appropriate and as required intervals. Work in synergy with Sales Manager, Production Manager, Laboratory Manager to create an effective quality service at all levels. Work with and improve existing IT based processes, currently Sage50.


  • Working to the company’s Health and Safety rules and ensuring compliance
  • Working to, maintaining, and improving the company Quality Management System, ensuring maintenance of Trent ISO accreditation
  • Create a new process for the new Trent products
  • Comply, maintain, improve all current quality product & process standards
  • Create engineered drawings to product specifications or commission same
  • Inputting data, sales, production, performance/figures as system requires
  • Reporting, verbally, and written and using various IT software systems, Sage, Excel, Word, Office 365
  • Working seamlessly with all departments of Trent ensuring communication is frequent appropriate and understood
  • Participate in Stock/inventory control
  • Ensuring all plant equipment, moulds etc are fit for use and available to meet production requirements
  • Generation of Record/task sheets for plant operatives
  • Goods In/Out
    • Identify/maintain contracts and relationships with delivery companies
    • Ensure all goods out are fit for delivery, (appropriate packaging, product quality, meet customers’ order/contract specifications, labeled etc.) and recorded in timely manner
    • Ensure all goods in/received are as per Trent’s purchase orders and meet the specified requirements and recorded. Managing shipping of incoming supplies and products
  • Supplier and Subcontractor Management within areas of responsibility
    • Supplier records are up to date, contacts, products, costs, risks
    • Supplier relationships are maintained, best value for money, quality
    • Identification of possible new suppliers for new and/or existing Trent products
  • Communication of production activities in formal reports, written and oral, and more frequently as required, working seamlessly with the Sales and Technical teams
  • Customer focused at all times, internally and externally

Skills & Knowledge Requirement

  • Sage 50 - Sage Manufacturing knowledge, further training may be provided
  • Excel, Word, Outlook proficient, Office 365
  • Quality Management
  • Plant and resource management
  • Health & Safety
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, written oral
  • Problem solving, Analytical skills
  • Process Management
  • Quality, ISO

Qualifications & Experience

  • Graduate level with focus on Quality, Engineering, Processes, Supplier Mgt
  • Ideally, 2 to 5 years experience in similar roles

Core Behaviours

  • Self-motivated, ability and desire to learn
  • Customer focussed, both externally and internally, driven
  • Focused on efficiencies, problem solving, identifying and implementing solutions
  • Ability to work alone, or in a team
  • Trustworthy, reliable, dependable
  • Positive attitude, with a ‘can do’ approach, flexible and hands on
  • Attention to detail
  • Takes pride in their job, and in the company and leads by example


  • Salary £19,760.00 - £28,000 - dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Hours Monday to Friday, 40 hour per week
  • Holidays 20 days per annum
  • Start Date As soon as possible
  • Location: Trent Refractories Ltd., Menasha Way, Queensway Industrial Estate, Scunthorpe DN16 3RT
  • Apply to: katy.moss@trentrefractories.co.uk
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